Russell Wilkie

Russell Wilkie

Everest Base Camp Trek 2021


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My story[/p][p]Thank you for visiting my page. Mid-life crisis time (who am I kidding, I’m well past Mid-Life, after all I now have a bus pass!) I'm taking on the gruelling, but stunning trek to Everest Base Camp! It’s been on the old 'bucket list' since being a teenager and now at the young age of 62, I have been selected to join an expedition to Everest Base Camp, I think they needed a token pensioner for political correctness - by the time we fly out to Kathmandu I’ll be 63 years of age, and what better time to fulfil my dream. We were due to take on this challenge of a lifetime in November 2020, however due to Covid 19 and safety measures, we are now heading out in October 2021.[/p][p]The 80 mile trek over 14 days, will follow the route of the famous British expedition in 1953, heading north up the Khumba Valley to the south side of Everest, reaching base camp at over 17,500 ft.....a wee bit higher than my home town of Dunfermline at 167 ft![/p][p]The main aim of this challenge, is of course to raise much needed funds for [b]'Supporting Nepal's Children' (SNC) [/b]a fantastic charity whose goal is to re-equip, build, and re-build schools and vocational schools in remote areas of Nepali communities who live in the shadow of Everest, whose children attend schools many many miles away from home and their families, with limited resources. Some children walk for 2 hours each morning and evening just to attend class.[/p][p]As an added incredible bonus, all the money I raise here for SNC, will then be matched by St. James's Place through our Charitable Foundation, to support a UK based equivalent and highly worthwhile charity called ‘[b]Onside[/b]’.[/p][p]Onside provides safe youth zones for young people aged 8-19 from deprived areas, as an alternative to them spending time on the streets, and also helps address youth unemployment, with opportunities to learn new valuable skills. [/p][p]So, for every £1 that you kindly donate, £2 will go to these amazing causes, and even more if you are able to tick the 'Gift Aid' boxes.[/p][p]The full cost of my trek and travel will be fully paid for by myself, therefore all donations will go directly to improving the lives of many less fortunate children.[/p][p]A heartfelt thanks for all your kind support.[/p][p]Russell ( training!)[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

09 Oct 2021


Jun 9, 2021

Harriet Bryan


Aug 3, 2020

Ann Anderson

A great effort for a good cause.


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 29, 2020


Best of luck Hope you enjoy every minute!


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 19, 2020

Mark Wyllie

All the best Russell.


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2020

The Brex family

Jul 9, 2020

Vernon and Hannah

Namaste! If you get the option to go Kala Patthar please please take it up it is worth the wee bit of extra effort.

May 28, 2020

Karyn McMillan

Good luck on this amazing challenge

Apr 15, 2020

Richard Jackie Jamieson

I wanted to make an extra donation for your charity Russell.


plus £20.00 Gift Aid

Apr 8, 2020


Good Luck with the current (indoor) training


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 16, 2020


Good luck Russell.


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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